Todays topic was highly requested by a few people on & off Instagram. Hence it being a Frequently Asked Question (FAQs). I think it’s finally time I share a few tips I’ve learnt along the line.
Like any logical thing in life you need to ask yourself “WHY” you are starting, “WHY” you want to be an Influencer. Write out your reason because for you to have considered being an Influencer you already have a reason why.
What kind of Influencer do you want to be ?
I know most big time influencers have an Influencer over any products/brand but you still need to be known for something. Is it your fashion sense, your career (acting, tv personality, doctor etc), your love for makeup. Find out what you do quite easily. It could be your general lifestyle.
Authenticity is what keeps a brand alive. For me “I view my readers & followers as my friends and I would never want to lie to them, trick them, or use them. I create meaningful content that I genuinely like & proud to share, not just because I got paid to do it.
Start dishing out quality pictures and tag every brand you post (don’t lie about this). You should know that no brand wants to repost or have anything to do with a blurry or low quality picture. They always want to see their products represented well.
If you’re into Beauty Products, start dishing out your opinions on products you use or why you use them. Basically feed people information they want to hear (but be honest while doing this) and be true to yourself (remember it’s hard to sell lies for a long period of time and people would start to tell which leads to “not trusting your brand”)
Influencing isn’t about the numbers now it’s more of your ability to engage with your audience and making them purchase a product or use a service you believe in. It’s important you Engage with your audience, reply comments, relate to other pages in your niche, help your audience out by dropping links and all of that ishh.
Make your Instagram Presentable & easy to understand
This is pretty straight forward
Decongest your following
You need to start following accounts that inspire you but also keep those who engage & like your pictures.
Make use of Productivity Apps
If you want to become an influencer, apps should become your close friends. They can help you plan your feed before you post, edit your pictures which helps maintain a consistent aesthetic.
•UNUM is a very good App for Planning out your Instagram feeds before you post, lets you see and know which picture goes well next to the other.
Most people that ask Me this question usually have an amount of following, love for clothes and take stunning pictures but they just need a little push on how & where to start from. I hope this helps 💋
“Not every Influencer is a Blogger but every Blogger producing quality work is an Influencer “
Did you learn something new from this post? Do you know anyone interested in becoming an Influencer? Please share & leave a comment below 👇🏽